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John Cary Sims

John Cary Sims
Title: Professor of Law, Sr. Editor, Journal of National Security Law & Policy
Education: A.B., Georgetown University, J.D., Harvard University

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Faculty Scholarship

Scholarship is a core priority for the Pacific McGeorge faculty. Among their scholarly pursuits, Pacific McGeorge faculty develop and present at scholarly symposia and conferences, author books for the legal profession, students, and the general public, and produce scholarship for top journals around the country and the world.

Recent Publications

  • Cary Bricker's article, Teaching the Power of Empathy in Domestic and Transnational Experiential Public Defender Courses, 32 Buff. Pub. Int. L.J. 1 (2014), has been published.
  • Franklin Gevurtz' report, The Protection of Minority Investors and Compensation of Their Losses, 62 (Supp.) Am. J. Comp. L. 303 (2014), has been published. This report was prepared for the XIX International Congress of Comparative Law.
  • Michael Malloy's book, Banking and Financial Institutions Law in a Nutshell (8th ed. 2014), with William A. Lovett, has been published by West Academic. Malloy has now accomplished the extremely rare academic quadfecta: he is the author of a major treatise, casebook, hornbook, and nutshell in a single area of the law.
  • John E.B. Myers' casebook, California and Federal Evidence (Esquire Books, 2014), has been published.
  • Michael Vitiello's article, The Expanding Use of Genetic and Psychological Evidence: Finding Coherence in the Criminal Law? 14 Nev. L.J. 897 (2014), has been published.

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Works in Progress Academic Year 2014-2015

  • Mike Vitiello
    Limiting Access to US Courts: The Supreme Court's New Personal Jurisdiction Case Law
    Sept. 2, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
    Commentator: Kojo Yelpaala
  • Francis J. Mootz III
    Protecting Victims from Liability Insurance Companies that Add Gratuitous Insult to Grievous Injury
    Oct. 28, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
    Commentator: Julie Davies
  • Emily Garcia Uhrig
    The Evolving Equitable Right to Counsel in Habeas Corpus
    Jan. 27, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
    Commentator: John Sims

Distinguished Speaker Series

From formal presentations, informal brown bag lunches, and faculty/student activities, the weekly on-campus events hosted through the Distinguished Speaker Series provide an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas for the betterment of law faculty as colleagues working together, as scholars from law schools across the nation and world sharing abstracts of in-progress research, and as teachers who can share a wellspring of emerging ideas and perspectives in the classroom.


Stephan Kirste"Is There a Human Right to Democracy?"
Presented by: Professor Dr. Stephan Kirste, Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg and Head of academic group of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
When: Aug. 26, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Arsene Balihuta"Trade Liberalization for Least Developed Countries: WTO, Bretton Woods and Regional North South Trade Agreements"
Presented by: Ambassador Arsene Balihuta
When: Oct. 2, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Arsene Balihuta"Ethics in International Arbitration: the Arbitrator Intelligence Project"
Presented by: Professor Catherine A. Rogers, Penn State
When: Oct. 21, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Sahar Francis"The Struggles of Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Law and Politics of Mass Incarceration in Isreal"
Presented by: Sahar Francis, General Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
When: Nov. 13, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom A


Kerry Ann Rockquemore"Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career"
Presented by: Kerry Ann Rockquemore, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
When: Oct. 3, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Where: The McGeorge House

Trina Jones"Singlism: Does Bias Against Singles Exist in the Workplace and Should We Care?"
Presented by: Professor Trina Jones, Duke Law School
When: Oct. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

Robert AshfordProfessor Robert Ashford, Syracuse Law School
When: Feb. 7 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

"The Good Lawyer"
Presented by: Professor Nancy Levit, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
When: April 2 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

James Hackney"Legal Intellectuals in Conversation"
Presented by: Professor James Hackney, Northeastern School of Law
When: April 17 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

Lawrence SolumOriginalism Seminar
Presented by: Professor Lawrence Solum, Georgetown Law
When: April 25 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: S20